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President Sauli Niinistö. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

President Sauli Niinistö turns 70 today.


According to the president’s office, he will spend the day working.

According to President Niinistö’s request, all birthday wishes should be directed to charity.

The president has chosen two charities where one can send donations:

1. Tukikummit Foundation, which aims to support the social exclusion of youth.

2. Veikko and Lahja Hursti Charitable Trust, established to help the disadvantaged of society.